Rounds of heavy rain have been pushing ashore along the California and Oregon coast today as a rich feed of moisture moves in from the Pacific Ocean. Flash Flood Watches continue for areas near the coast along the Oregon – California border. Up to 5″ of rain could fall by later this evening.
The areas of biggest concern are in burn scar regions and in the foothills of the west mountain slopes. The Chetco Bar fire occurred in this region last month, burning 191,125 acres. The heavy rainfall may lead to urban and small stream flooding. In addition, rock, landslides, mudslides and significant debris flow will be possible, especially near steep terrain.
Pockets of heavy rain are possible into this evening as a warm front approaches the coast. As the front lifts to the north overnight, along with a low pressure center, the heaviest rain will shift away from the region. This will diminish the flooding threat.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels
STORMY SUNSET - Check out this view from one of our field correspondents from Texas Saturday evening. Severe weathe… https://t.co/kfYovvfmgh4 hours ago by WeatherNation
SCARY TIMELAPSE - Here's another view of what appears to be a funnel cloud moving over Cleveland, TN.… https://t.co/tPkh2Q9Ikl6 hours ago by WeatherNation
Strong thunderstorms continue to push through parts of the south and through the Tennessee Valley region this Satur… https://t.co/L25gVaxA4G6 hours ago by WeatherNation
DAMAGING WINDS - Winds tear through Waynesburg, KY and destroy a barn early Saturday evening. The severe threat co… https://t.co/IuqjKUqb9A7 hours ago by WeatherNation
Concerning the two areas under a severe thunderstorm watch, here are the hour-by-hour forecasts through tonight. Or… https://t.co/vuprUWjqi38 hours ago by WeatherNation
Winter Weather Advisories are up for many areas in the western U.S., as another wave of snow blankets the region. S… https://t.co/iNgs8E8DFk9 hours ago by WeatherNation